Europe Urged to Back Iran Nu­clear Deal Loudly

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TEHRAN (IRNA) - The Euro­pean states as in­de­pen­dent coun­tries should ex­plic­itly con­firm Iran’s com­pli­ance with the nu­clear deal in the face of U.S. ad­verse poli­cies, said the Rus­sian am­bas­sador to Tehran.

Rus­sia and China’s op­po­si­tion to the US President Don­ald Trump’s stance on the his­toric 2015 nu­clear deal with Iran is ‘clear and ob­vi­ous,’ Le­van Dzha­garyan said.

Dzha­garyan urged the Euro­pean sig­na­to­ries to the deal to con­firm Tehran’s com­pli­ance “loudly”.

‘Un­for­tu­nately there is a strong anti-Iran sen­ti­ment in the Con­gress, and it is the case in the U.S. pres­i­den­tial in­sti­tu­tions and State De­part­ment as well,’ said the Rus­sian am­bas­sador.

‘In ad­di­tion to the Agency [IAEA], we are also cer­ti­fy­ing Tehran’s com­mit­ment. We don’t see any pre­text that U.S. can use for ac­cus­ing Iran of vi­o­lat­ing the JCPOA,’ he added.

The In­ter­na­tional Atomic En­ergy Agency (IAEA) has re­cently pub­lished its eighth re­port and the third since Trump has taken of­fice in Jan­uary 2017, con­firm­ing that Iran has re­mained com­mit­ted to the deal.

How­ever, Trump has vowed he would de­cer­tify Iran’s com­mit­ment and can­cel the deal.

“Iran’s com­pli­ance is crys­tal clear and Rus­sia and China would ob­ject such de­ci­sion, Dzha­garyan said.

He also em­pha­sized on the im­por­tance of the Euro­pean coun­tries’ stance, cit­ing Euro­pean Com­mis­sion President Jean-Claude Juncker who had said, af­ter Trump took of­fice in Jan­uary, ‘We are not Amer­i­cans’ ves­sels, we are in­de­pen­dent coun­tries’.

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